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Chalkewadi – Reliving the Quixote Fantasy ?>

Chalkewadi – Reliving the Quixote Fantasy

           Sancho: It’s a windmill.         Don Quixote: A giant. Canst thou not see the four great arms whirling at his back?         Sancho: A giant?         Don Quixote: Exactly.              The above conversation is sure to bemuse you if you remember the ingenious character of Don Quixote.  Although it has been quite some time that I read the book, the fantasies of this masterpiece had always been breathing a subconscious life. I always fancied a close encounter with the windmills. Probably,…

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Kaas: The plateau of flowers ?>

Kaas: The plateau of flowers

                               Every year, during the months of August-October, Kaas pathar in the state of Maharashtra comes alive with a riot of colours.    “It is literally a bed of flowers”   Just an hour’s drive from the town of Satara, lies this magical table land. It’s not just the quantity of flowers that will take you aback, but also the varied species that can be found here: several of them endemic in nature.   Catching some Breeze ! Pune is the…

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